Shoobx is proud to present the Shoobx Startup Series - events featuring real life stories from startup founders, investors and community members. On March 14th, a panel of experts will discuss "Building a Winning Team". They'll address questions such as: How can founders determine who their first hires should be? How can companies incentivize early employees? How can companies begin to establish their culture?
The panel will be made up of:
- Diane Hessan, formerly Startup Institute and C-Space - Diane Hessan is a successful entrepreneur, marketer and author. She is currently working on a variety of projects in the Boston tech ecosystem and in the political realm, and she is also an active angel investor. Formerly CEO of Startup Institute (SI), Diane helped build the company into a force for building great talent in the innovation economy. Since its inception, nearly 1500 students have gone through Startup Institute programs, in Boston, New York, London, Chicago & Berlin.
- Vinayak Ranade, Drafted - Vinayak Ranade founded Drafted in 2015 to connect hiring managers, candidate referral sources, and candidates to fill job openings. The Drafted platform has facilitated over 3700 introductions to date. Prior to Drafted, Vinayak was Director of Engineering for Mobile at Kayak.
- Chris McMahon, Turbonomic - Chris McMahon is the Vice President of People and Culture at Turbonomic, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the virtualization and cloud space. The Turbonomic team is comprised of 500 people in Boston, New York and London. Chris previously managed the HR groups at Cimpress, the parent company of VIstaprint, Endeca and 170 Systems.
- Keith Pescosolido, Drift - Keith Pescosolido is the Director of Recruiting at Drift, a sales communication platform that helps over 15,000 businesses generate more leads and close deals faster using messaging. He was previously a recruiting lead for product at HubSpot and was a member of the recruiting team at athenahealth.
The discussion will be moderated by Lynne Zagami Riquelme, Head of Customer Success at Shoobx.
Hosted by: WeWork
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